Overview

Angel, located in the London Borough of Islington, is a vibrant and culturally rich area known for its excellent dining options, bustling markets, and eclectic mix of shops. With its blend of historic charm and modern amenities, Angel offers residents and visitors a unique slice of London life.

Historical Highlights

  • The area gets its name from the historic Angel Inn, which dates back to the 16th century and was a significant landmark on the Great North Road.
  • Angel was largely rural until the 19th century when it began to develop rapidly during the industrial revolution, transforming into a bustling commercial and residential area.
  • The iconic Angel Building on St. John Street, with its striking contemporary architecture, stands on the site of the former Angel Inn, blending the area’s historical heritage with modern design.

Architectural Diversity

Angel showcases a diverse range of architectural styles, from the elegant Georgian terraces of Amwell Street to the modern glass and steel structures along Upper Street. This mix of old and new adds to the area’s unique character and appeal.

Culinary and Social Venues

Cafés and Pubs

_Angel is home to numerous cozy cafés and historic pubs. The Camden Head and The Narrow Boat are popular with locals for their friendly atmosphere and selection of ales.

Dining

The area’s dining scene is vibrant and diverse, with restaurants like Ottolenghi offering innovative Mediterranean cuisine and The Breakfast Club serving up hearty all-day breakfasts.

Entertainment

For entertainment, The Screen on the Green, one of London’s oldest cinemas, offers a mix of mainstream and indie films, while Sadler’s Wells Theatre is renowned for its contemporary dance performances.

Leisure and Sport

Angel’s active community benefits from several gyms, yoga studios, and the nearby Regent’s Canal, which provides a picturesque route for jogging and cycling.

Community and Shopping

Chapel Market offers a traditional London market experience with stalls selling everything from fresh produce to clothing. Camden Passage is famed for its antique shops and independent boutiques, making it a haven for shoppers.

Green Spaces

While Angel is an urban area, it is close to several green spaces, including Duncan Terrace Gardens and Barnard Park, offering residents and visitors a peaceful escape from the city bustle.

Riverside Living

Riverside living is not a direct feature of Angel, but the proximity to Regent’s Canal offers waterside walks and dining options, adding to the area’s charm.

Evolving Landscape

The landscape of Angel is continually evolving, with recent developments enhancing its residential and commercial spaces while preserving the area’s historical character.

Connectivity

Tube and Rail

Angel Underground Station, served by the Northern Line, provides excellent connectivity to central London and beyond. Nearby King’s Cross St Pancras offers national and international rail services.

Bus and Road

Angel is well-served by numerous bus routes, making it easily accessible from all parts of London. The area is also bike-friendly, with dedicated cycle lanes and bike-sharing stations.

Cycling

With its flat terrain and cycle-friendly policies, Angel is ideal for cyclists, offering a sustainable alternative to commuting and exploring the area.

Education

Educational institutions in Angel include Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School and City University London, providing a range of learning opportunities from primary to higher education.

Angel is a dynamic and engaging area of London, offering an eclectic mix of cultural, culinary, and recreational activities. Its community spirit, combined with the convenience of city living, makes it a desirable location for all who visit or call it home.

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Isabelle McCormick
Isabelle McCormick
2024-03-01
London Relocation was wonderful during the stressful time of navigating the London housing market, especially, Corrina and Sascha. They listened to all concerns and answered every question no matter how big or small and helped to find a flat that was perfect. Not only did they help through the renting process but they both went out of their way to help sort out bills, council tax, etc. Without them moving to London would have felt impossible.
Khairil Musa
Khairil Musa
2023-09-28
LR was incredibly helpful in finding me a flat within tight constraints and I was able to move in 2 weeks after arriving to London which I didn’t think would be possible. The entire team: Corrina, Mel and Sascha have been so wonderful to work with and looked after me from the very start and made this the least stressful move that I’ve ever experienced. Highly recommend their service!
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K T
2023-09-16
I can not say enough about my GREAT experience with London relocation. They made the move from NY to London super smooth. The thorough intake call, the very thoughtful and substantive viewing day, and overall securing of a flat process could not have been smoother! So lucky to have had Corrina and Sascha helping me. Mel, the agent on the viewing day was AMAZING. She was fun, energetic, and made the whole experience feel good. She negotiated expertly on my behalf. Can’t say enough good things all around. If you are relocating to London, USE THEM. Don’t attempt to do it alone. Thank you all so much!
Lindsay Le Grand
Lindsay Le Grand
2023-08-24
Corrina and Sascha were incredibly helpful finding my family and I our new home in London. My husband received a promotion that lead us to relocating from Atlanta to London in a little over two months, which with a job, a home, and a dog to organise prior to moving, finding a new place to live was a huge stressor. After my first consult call with Corrina I felt completely at ease that they'd be able to find us the perfect place to live, even with the added "pets allowed" requirement. We opted for a fully remote search, and it was nerve-racking not being able to see the properties in person, however Sascha and Corrina answered every little question we had throughout the process. We've been in our new flat for a few weeks now and couldn't be happier. It checks all the boxes, and our dog loves it too!
Karyn Peterson
Karyn Peterson
2023-08-05
Couldn’t have done it without the help of the team at London Relocation. We were able to secure a flat for our daughter within a day and pain free! A big thanks to the whole team.
Kidist Adamu
Kidist Adamu
2023-07-29
Even though the services were out of my budget, the customer service was beyond great. After submitting the form, I received a prompt call within a few minutes. The agent I spoke to, Shanti, was so incredibly helpful and gave me a lot of advice to navigate the housing market as an international student.
Meg Davis
Meg Davis
2023-07-07
I moved to London to start a new university job with zero time for flat hunting. I really appreciated how LR took that and related tasks on. The London rental market is nuts and it helped to have these knowledgeable & responsive champions in my corner. Toasting them from my new balcony!
Kim Queue
Kim Queue
2023-06-27
Mel/Sascha/Team were all very professional and efficient in finding me a place to live with my fur baby! They really put me at ease and gave real honest opinions on each of the places I've seen. Very glad to have used them coming from NYC!
Kristin Lee
Kristin Lee
2023-06-26
Wrapping up our time with the London Relocation team and it could not have been a better experience. From the get go, Sascha was super responsive to our initial inquiry, detailed, thorough and kind on our prelim and follow up calls, and on the viewing day Mel was amazing as well and such a great advocate for us when visiting the different units. We managed to secure the flat of our dreams and thanks to the help of the entire team who managed the go between with the leasing agent, the multi step process to rent was super smooth and clear. Never having rented in the UK before, my husband and I are certain that if left to our own devices, this would have been a challenging and painful experience and we're both so glad to have had the guidance from the entire London Relocation team the entire way through. We cannot recommend them enough to anyone and everyone, especially if you're new to renting in the UK.

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